Professor Julie Snowden

Professor Julie Snowden is Honorary Professor of Neuropsychology and retired Consultant Neuropsychologist. Professor Snowden was instrumental in establishing the Cerebral Function Unit as a multi-disciplinary diagnostic clinic in the early 1980s. Her special interest is in young-onset degenerative brain disorders and their associated cognitive and behavioural changes. She has played an pivotal role in the characterisation of focal degenerative disorders including frontotemporal dementia and progressive aphasic syndromes. Her experimental studies of semantic dementia have increased understanding of the interrelationship between language and memory. She helped to establish a multidisciplinary research clinic into Huntington’s disease.

Professor Snowden has published more than 150 scientific papers and book chapters and is first author of a clinical monograph on frontotemporal lobe degeneration.